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‘Tax Day’ – government continues its campaign to tackle non-compliance

In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.

Fraud in the sub line market – should we be concerned?

In recent weeks, news of the JES Global Capital fraud committed by fund manager Elliot Smerling has come to light. Unfortunately, we live in world where fraud, much like death and taxes, is inevitable.

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John Butterfield QC prosecutes Worcester drug gang

John Butterfield QC of No5 Barristers’ Chambers has opened the case for the prosecution in a drugs trial that is expected to last six weeks at Worcester Crown Court. The court heard that Mohammed Nasar was a drugs gang leader dubbed ‘the puppet master’ who orchestrated a conspiracy to bring cocaine in bulk to the streets […]

Jon Holl – Allen QC takes silk

Jon Holl-Allen for his appointment as Queen’s Counsel. Serjeants’ Inn is very grateful to all those who were good enough to participate in the selection process by acting as assessors, as well as the many solicitors who have instructed and supported Jon in the course of his career. Jon is the 10th Queen’s Counsel that Serjeants’ […]

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